Issue with Facebook spam filter shuts down social sharing for hours
Some Facebook users encountered a major glitch Monday.
Early in the morning, a technical problem prevented people from posting articles via the share buttons on a number of websites, including The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg and Reuters.
A Facebook spokesperson blamed the technical difficulties on an issue with a spam filter, ZDNet reported. That filter is designed to prevent the spread of malware on the social network, but it produced “Message Failed” dialog boxes for some people sharing legit content on Monday.
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